Wyoming Ultrasound Bill (HB 182)
This law was last updated on Jul 11, 2017
HB 182 would require a physician to inform a pregnant patient at least 24 hours prior to the abortion that they have a right to view an active ultrasound and hear the fetal heartbeat, except in case of a medical emergency. The quality of the ultrasound image and the heart auscultation would have to be consistent with standard medical practice in the community.
This bill does not mandate an ultrasound.
If any disclosures are required, the patient must sign a statement that they were provided the requisite information and the signed statement would be stored in the patient’s medical file.
If passed, the law would take effect on July 1, 2017.
Similar to HB 156, which failed to pass in 2015.
Passed the house on February 3, 2017 by a 41-17 vote.
Passed the senate on February 27, 2017 by a 20-10 vote.
Signed by Gov. Matt Mead (R) on March 10,, 2017.